The American Concrete Institute is a leading global authority for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, and educational, training, & certification programs. Founded in 1904, ACI is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, with a regional office in Dubai, UAE, and a resource center in Southern California. ACI has over 94 chapters, 244 student chapters, and 30,000 members spanning over 120 countries.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation that supports State and local governments in the design, construction, and maintenance of the Nation’s highway system (Federal Aid Highway Program) and various federally and tribal owned lands (Federal Lands Highway Program). Through financial and technical assistance to State and local governments, the Federal Highway Administration is responsible for ensuring that America’s roads and highways continue to be among the safest and most technologically sound in the world.
The ISIS Canada Research Network (ISIS) was established in 1995 under the leadership of Dr. Sami Rizkalla to advance the civil engineering profession in Canada to a world leadership position through the use of advanced composite materials and the application of structural health monitoring (SHM) to civil infrastructures, such as bridges. The Network—headquartered at the University of Manitoba—comprises 14 Canadian universities (five of them western), 30 principal investigators (engineering professors), 185 researchers and 50 to 75 government and industry partners.
The fib, Fédération internationale du béton, is a not-for-profit association formed by 41 national member groups in 104 countries and approximately 1000 corporate and individual members. The fib’s mission is to develop at an international level the study of scientific and practical matters capable of advancing the technical, economic, aesthetic and environmental performance of concrete construction.